Family Research Council

Social Media's Social Misfits?


By Tony Perkins
July 31, 2013

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Kirk Cameron's movie may be called Unstoppable, but his Facebook account is anything but. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. What's so "unsafe" about a movie on grief? That's what Kirk Cameron is asking after Facebook blocked him from posting any links to his film website. The content, Facebook said, was "abusive and unsafe." The star of "Growing Pains" tried to contact the company but got no response. "I would understand if there was something truly [dangerous] about my stuff," he told Fox News. "But I would encourage people to watch the trailer. Do you find anything offensive about faith, hope, and love in the time of tragedy?" Maybe Facebook finally watched the trailer, or maybe Kirk's half-million fans got started complaining, because the website suddenly added his link. And this was no computer glitch. Several people tried to post the URL-and couldn't. "Somebody doesn't like what I'm doing," Kirk said. But here's a status update for Facebook: this star isn't quitting!

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